Humanitarian Projects Needing Volunteers

Entry DateAugust 16, 2018

What is the name of the project?

Musenyi School build

Organization name

UnderHisUmbrella

What country is the project located?

Rwanda

Website

underhisumbrella.com

Primary contact

Scott Rush

Email

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US Phone Number

(661) 979-0707

Is the organization capable and agreeable to communicating several times per week during the design stage?

yes

Explain the humanitarian need for this project and how this project can meet the need.

There is currently no nursery schools in the surrounding area.

What is the mission statement of the organization you represent?

We are a ministry dedicated to assisting leaders in the local church and their communities as they strive to transform the lives of impoverished children and families through the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

What humanitarian category does the project best fit under?

school

Describe the current budget situation. Is the land owned outright? What has been spent on the project and what is the estimated remaining costs? What is the strategy for attaining outstanding funds? Please provide as many specifics as possible.

Land is owned and phase 1 of the school build is already funded.

Describe the land situation. Has land been procured? Has a site been selected? Was land donated from the local government? Is a deed in-hand? Is the organization currently looking for land?

Purchased the land a year ago, land transfer complete. waiting on building permits

What is typical price per square meter for construction in this region?

CA

Is the organization capable of hosting (transportation, lodging, translation, safety, etc.) designer site visits? Design teams typically consist of 2-6 people and stay for 7 days.

Yes, we have a nusery and primary school 30 minutes away in Kanazi. We have a staff onsite of 50 local Rwandan's. We host teams from the US four times a year. We have a guest house 25 minutes away in Kanzenze that will house up to 20 guests.

What are the specific program desires for the project. How many buildings, stories, and floor plan square meters? Provide a detailed list of rooms desired and their specific intent.

We would like to have 6 classrooms, office, storage, kitchen, basket weaving room, nurse/rest room, teachers break room.

Provide any additional information that should be considered.

Over the last 4 years we have been building our nusery and primary school in Kanazi. We have learned alot about the build process in Rwanda. We are ready to start our Musenyi school and would like help to develop a master plan for this area. In Kanazi, we have just slowly added buildings and the school grounds are not organized well.

Explain the desired timeline from the project. When do you hope to start and finish construction? Will construction occur in phases?

We currently are renting a building for our nursery school in Musenyi and would like to build and open the school for the 2019 school year. So we would need the first phase compelted by the end of Jan 2019.